Jeremy Hunt's autumn statement tax cuts fuel talk of spring election

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Published Nov 22, 2023
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Policy Leaning Analysis

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 10% Conservative:

  • 1 positive sentiment for Government Spending
  • 2 negative sentiments for Government Interference
  • 1 negative sentiment for Taxes


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4% "With the Conservatives trailing in opinion polls, the chancellor used a fresh squeeze on public spending to pay for a bigger-than-expected reduction in NICs ..."
-14% "Jeremy Hunt sought to blunt the impact of the highest levels of taxation since the second world war with a cut in workers' national ..."
-16% "Tax cuts to boost business investment are welcome, but undermined by plans to cut public investment by over a third - it's hard to ..."
-30% "The Institute for Fiscal Studies thinktank said while higher inflation had pushed up tax revenue, department budgets would not automatically adjust.Paul Johnson, its director, ..."

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

52% : With the Conservatives trailing in opinion polls, the chancellor used a fresh squeeze on public spending to pay for a bigger-than-expected reduction in NICs worth £450 a year to the average employee, coupled with permanent 100% investment breaks for business.
43% : Jeremy Hunt sought to blunt the impact of the highest levels of taxation since the second world war with a cut in workers' national insurance contributions, fuelling speculation about a snap spring general election.
42% : Tax cuts to boost business investment are welcome, but undermined by plans to cut public investment by over a third - it's hard to think of a more anti-growth policy.
35% : The Institute for Fiscal Studies thinktank said while higher inflation had pushed up tax revenue, department budgets would not automatically adjust.Paul Johnson, its director, said: "These tax cuts have been 'paid for', in effect, by a bigger squeeze on the real-terms value of public service budgets and an even bigger squeeze on public investment, which is frozen in cash terms.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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